MLS Preview: New York City FC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction, Odds, and Picks (May 27)

By · May 22, 2023
  • The last time NYCFC vs Philadelphia met was in the Conference Final.
  • New York City FC is without a single win in over a month.
  • Philadelphia Union won four of its last six games.

The New York City FC vs Philadelphia Union is a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Final. The Union won the game 3-1, but now, the boys from Big Apple are seen as favorites. One of the main reasons for that is that Saturday’s game is played in New York, where NYCFC is without a single loss in the 2023 MLS season.

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 7:30 p.m ET
  • Where: Citi Field, New York City, New York
  • How to Watch: Apple TV


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Game Preview

New York City FC is in horrible shape right now with a 0-1-4 record in the last five games in all competitions. What’s interesting is that in each of those games, NYCFC was the away side.

The last time the New Yorkers played at home, they defeated FC Dallas 3-1. It happened on April 22, and now, more than a month later, the Boys in Blue are coming back home. That’s where they’re undefeated in 2023, with a 4-1-0 record in the MLS.  

That’s one of the main reasons why they’re expected to win on Saturday. However, Philadelphia Union is a team that mustn’t be underestimated. These guys are strong in all aspects of the game, with their offense being their strongest weapon.

Penalty expert Daniel Gazdag is their standout player with six goals to his name, but his teammates aren’t trailing much behind. In fact, one-third of all Philly’s outfield players have scored at least one goal in the 2023 MLS.

The most important thing about Philly is that its players are in top form at the moment, with a 4-2-0 record in the MLS since early April.

NYCFC vs Philadelphia Union Prediction

Our prediction for the New York City FC vs Philadelphia Union game is that there will be a lot of goals. We should see both teams scoring, but it’s Philly who looks capable of scoring more.

Pick: Philadelphia Union to win & over 2.5 goals

Annie Adkins
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